Social Work

The Social Work area of study at Illinois Central College consists of classes which will provide students with the academic foundation to transfer to a four-year school to complete the Bachelor´s of Social Work (BSW). The BSW is a specialized degree that educates students to be professional social workers and gain entry into direct human service professional positions.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
SOC 114 SOCIAL PROBLEMS  3
MATHEMATICS * 3
BIOL 111 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY  4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE *** 3
SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVE ** 3
PSY 202 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT  3
SOC 120 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY  3
SOC 218 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOC 219 THE SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICA  3
SOCWK 220 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK  3
SSC 115 LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE  2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Sociology elective will depend upon the student's area of interest in social work and the requirements of the BSW degree program to which the student intends to transfer.
*** PSY 118 is strongly recommended.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; BIOL 111; SOC 110; Humanities
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; PSY 110; SOCWK 220; Physical Science; Fine Arts
Fall Semester 2PSY 202; SOC 114; COMM 110; Mathematics; Humanities/Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2SOC 120; SOC 218; SOC 219; SSC 115; Sociology Elective; Psychology Elective

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department

Room 124A

(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training